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Summit One Vanderbilt

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Enjoy breathtaking views of the New York City skyline from Summit One Vanderbilt. Take this opportunity to engage in a unique multi-sensory viewing experience.
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Entry into SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

SUMMIT Experience (Daytime / Evening)

Access to all four floors

Access to Air by Kenzo Digital

Access to Levitation

Access to Après

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English-speaking New York guide

Guided walking tour

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Summit One Vanderbilt Guide

SUMMIT is an observation deck on the One Vanderbilt building, a 93-story state-of-the-art skyscraper in New York City. Head to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt observation deck through its transparent outdoor elevators to experience transcendent interiors by design firm Snohetta, and cutting-edge immersive art by Kenzo Digital and Yayoi Kusama. Step out onto its wrap-around terrace at a height of 1400 feet and take in incredible views that cover over 80 miles of the concrete island. Here’s everything you need to know about Summit One Vanderbilt ticket options, along with other essential visitor information.

All Your SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Tickets & Tour Options

Treat yourself to a unique sensory experience with our collection of SUMMIT One Vanderbilt tickets. With our experience tickets, get entry into SUMMIT One Vanderbilt and unlimited access to all floors, including the exhibits of Air by Kenzo Digital, the Levitation skyboxes, SUMMIT One Vanderbilt elevators, the cocktail lounge Après and much more. In our guided walking tours, explore iconic studios and attractions around Manhattan and end the tour with a visit to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt.

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Guided Tours

An experience ticket will grant you access to the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt observation desk. Along with this, get access to all four floors of the observatory including its surreal exhibits, the terrace lounge, and the Levitation skyboxes. Opt for this ticket if you simply want to pop by, and enjoy breathtaking views, immersive art, and inspiring designer interiors.  

Recommended experiences

With this ticket, gain entry into SUMMIT One Vanderbilt and immerse yourself in the experiential art and interiors of Kenzo Digital, Yayoi Kusuma, and Snohetta, absorbing the sophisticated interiors and glass wall exhibits. Also, get access to the wrap-around terrace lounge and experience amazing views of New York City.
These tickets will take you on a walking tour of important landmarks within the Manhattan area. This tour will end with a visit to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt where you will be able to access all four floors of the observatory and the exhibits within it. This ticket is great for people who want to explore the Manhattan area in greater detail.

Recommended experiences

View landmarks like Saint Patrick's Cathedral and the Chrysler building as well as epic production studios like Radio City Music Hall and NBC studios in the Manhattan area. End the walking tour with a visit to SUMMIT, and have stunning panoramic views of NYC from the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt observation deck.

Which SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Tickets Should You Go For?

If you are on a budget

If you are looking for a budget experience but do not want to compromise on quality, then opting for our experience tickets is a great choice. Not only will you gain entry to  SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, but also its immersive, avant-garde art installation.

If you are looking to explore more of New York

Take our guided walking tour for viewing attractions in Manhattan where the One Vanderbilt building is located. Here, your local guide will give you inside stories of legendary production studios and architectural marvels like NBC Studios and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. When you are done with the tour, walk into SUMMIT One Vanderbilt and view the city from their observation deck. 

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Tickets Discounts & Offers

Free Entry

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt offers free entry to all active and retired military personnel of the United States Armed Forces. To receive the offer, simply display an active duty or veterans ID at the entrance. There are also reduced prices on tickets for students and children below the age of 13 years.

Plan Your Visit to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

Opening Hours

Getting there

Guidelines & Facilities

What are SUMMIT One Vanderbilt timings?
SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is open all days of the week from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The last entry into the building is at 10:30 PM. 
What is the best time to visit SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?
The best time to visit SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is on weekdays. Avoid weekends since the venue gets crowded around that time. In the evenings, you will get to observe the sunset over New York and also experience ‘Air at Night’, a segment of the Air exhibit that takes place after dark.
How much time should I spend at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?
You should expect to spend around 1 to 2 hours at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. The SUMMIT One Vanderbilt guided walking tour is about 2 hours long.
Where is SUMMIT One Vanderbilt located?
One Vanderbilt is located near the Main Concourse of Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, New York.
SUMMIT One Vanderbilt address is as follows - 45 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017
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How do I get to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?
The entrance to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is located near the Main Concourse of the Grand Central Terminal and can be accessed through the Vanderbilt Passage. Be sure to look out for a signage that says ‘Observation Deck’.
If you need help locating it, call the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt number at - +1 877-682-1401
Can I take the metro/subway to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?
Yes, you can take the subway and metro to reach SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. For transit by subway use lines 4, 5, 6, and 7 or the Shuttle that will take you to Grand Central Terminal. It is easily accessible from there. If you are traveling by metro, take the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines that arrive at Grand Central Terminal. 
Can I take the bus to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?
Board buses M101, M102, M103, M1, M2, M3, M4, Q32, and M42 and get off at the closest bus stop at At 42 Street Madison Avenue. SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is a one-minute walk from there 
What are the different SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrances? 
There is only one entrance to  SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, that is through Vanderbilt Passage in the Main Concourse of Grand Central Terminal. Please note that SUMMIT One Vanderbilt cannot be accessed through the lobbies of the One Vanderbilt building.
Is SUMMIT One Vanderbilt wheelchair accessible?
Every level of Summit One Vanderbilt is wheelchair accessible. The organizers have taken great care in designing spaces for wheelchair users to accommodate them in every part of the observatory. There are wheelchairs available for use at the venue. However, it’s suggested that you bring your own.
Is a storage facility available at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?
Large luggage bags and suitcases are not allowed inside the premises of One Vanderbilt. There are no provisions for the storage of personal belongings as well. Also, note that all personal belongings are subject to security clearance by Summit security.
Is photography permitted at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?
Yes, photography through handheld devices is permitted. The use of professional equipment and flash photography is not permitted.
Are outside food and drinks permitted inside SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?
Food and beverages from outside are not permitted inside the venue.
What are my dining options at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?
Dine at Après, a restaurant and rooftop bar inside SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. You can enjoy crafted cocktails and exquisitely prepared food here.
What should I wear while visiting Summit One Vanderbilt?
The inside of the building can get very bright due to the reflective materials used in the mirrored walls and floors. Hence, it is recommended that you bring sunglasses along with you and cover up with long sleeves to avoid excessive exposure to light. You are also advised to wear comfortable shoes and avoid footwear like stilettos, sports cleats, and steel-toe boots that might damage the glass flooring inside the building

What to See at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?

It is more than just an observatory. The four floors of the venue are riddled with exciting sensory exhibits and installations. Don’t forget to have a look at these attractions while you’re at the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Observation Deck.


Air is an immersive art experience at the observatory conceptualized and created by multimedia artist Kenzo Digital. It is divided into 5 unique segments that are designed to introduce you to a structureless world of reflection, boundless space, and a dramatic play of lights at Sunset. 


Once you are finished with Air, step into a Levitation skybox: a glass ledge suspended at a height of 1,400 feet above Madison Avenue. Looking down at the transparent glass floor is said to give you the feeling of being weightless while towering above the city.


Treat your tastebuds to a one-of-a-kind dining experience at Après, a restaurant with an indoor lounge and an open-air terrace inside the 93-story One Vanderbilt building. Enjoy the repose of its tranquil ambiance, starkly different from the high energy of the city below. 


Also known as the Cloud Room, this installation was put together in 2019 by the eccentric Yayoi Kusama, a renowned artist from Japan. The installation is a collection of seemingly soft, light, and metallic cloud-like objects that immediately capture your attention, warping themselves the more you focus on it!


Hop on the glass-walled SUMMIT One Vanderbilt elevators that scale the mighty One Vanderbilt from the outside! Watch the see-through floor as you take off from the ground and are lifted 1,400 feet into the air. Suddenly everything on the ground appears smaller and the NYC skyline comes into view, a truly exhilarating perspective. 

Top Things to Do in New York City

Here are the best observation decks in New York that are sure to offer unparalleled views of the famed skyline.

Empire State Building 

Possibly one of the most famous buildings in the world, this 102-story building is an iconic American landmark and a symbol of New York City. The building features a unique open-air observatory on the 80th floor that provides some of the best views of the city. Visit this American icon with Empire State Building tickets.

Top of the Rock 

Top of the Rock is an observation deck located in the Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan. It offers panoramic views of the city from the 70th floor, 875 feet above street Level. Discover the beauty of NYC from Top of the Rock with Top of the Rock tickets.

One World Observatory 

The Freedom Tower’s One World Observatory is a must-see attraction in New York City. From atop the 100th floor of the rebuilt One World Trade Centre, get amazing views of the NYC skyline while learning about the city’s history and development through the years with interactive displays. Get all this and more with One World Observatory tickets.

Statue of Liberty Cruises 

Sail the Hudson river on a cruise ship to reach the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and view these iconic structures firsthand. Enjoy sweeping views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline from atop a cruise ship and get informed on inspiring tales of immigration by a local guide, or even watch the sunset with Statue of Liberty Cruises.

Helicopter tours 

Take aerial sightseeing to a whole new level with helicopter tours in New York City. Take a 15-minute helicopter tour of Downtown Manhattan with a professional pilot or learn to pilot a helicopter yourself with a 1-on-1 flying lesson from some of the best instructors. Learn more by checking out our helicopter tours.

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Tickets & Tour FAQs

Are SUMMIT One Vanderbilt tickets available online now?

Yes, SUMMIT One Vanderbilt tickets are available online. Book now to secure your slot in this mind-blowing experience. It's advised that you book your slot in advance if you’re planning to visit on a weekend.

What are the different types of SUMMIT One Vanderbilt tickets and tours?

We have experience tickets and guided walking tour tickets in our collection. An experience ticket will grant you access to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt and the exhibits within it, whereas a guided walking tour ticket will take you on a walking tour through Manhattan to see its important landmarks before you end the tour with a visit to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. 

Is skip-the-line entry included in my SUMMIT One Vanderbilt tickets?

Skip the line entry is not included in your SUMMIT One Vanderbilt tickets

Are guided SUMMIT One Vanderbilt tours available?

Yes, guided walking tours are available in which you will take a walking tour of Manhattan, viewing important landmarks in the district like St. Patrick’s Cathedral and NBC studios before entering SUMMIT One Vanderbilt.

What are SUMMIT One Vanderbilt timings?

Summit Vanderbilt is open every day of the week from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The last entry into the venue is at 10:30 PM. The guided walking tour is available only at 10:00 AM.  

How do I get to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?

Reach SUMMIT One Vanderbilt through several ways using New York City’s extensive public transit system. 
  • By Subway 
    Take the 4, 5, 6, and 7 subway lines or the Shuttle at Grand Central, 42nd Street to reach the venue.
  • By Bus 
    The bus numbers  M101, M102, M103, M1, M2, M3, M4, Q32, and M42. will reach you to bus stops near SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. 
  • By Metro-North
    The Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines arrive at Grand Central Terminal, which is very close to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt.  

Is SUMMIT One Vanderbilt wheelchair accessible?

Yes, all levels in SUMMIT One Vanderbilt are wheelchair accessible. There are wheelchairs available at the venue as well, however, it is recommended that you bring your own.

Is SUMMIT One Vanderbilt worth it? 

No doubt about it. The One Vanderbilt view of the NYC skyline is almost unparalleled. SUMMIT is not just an observation deck, it’s also an experiential exhibition featuring works from renowned artists. It even has exhilarating features like the Ascent elevators, the Levitation skyboxes, a rooftop bar and so much more! Read more about the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt observation deck experience here. 

Should I visit SUMMIT One Vanderbilt at night? 

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt at night is an enchanting experience. Around this time, Kenzo Digital’s ‘Air at night’ exhibit begins, casting and ricocheting glittering lights of the city against the glass-walled interiors of the floor in a glamorous display of neon colors.  
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